Waiting 4 the Bus

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Monday, July 21, 2014

extended pentathlon registration

Poetry Pentathlon registration extended to 7/28/14 we have 4 contestants. are you up for the challenge

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Andy Karol is Waiting 4 the Bus and Lennart Lundh is driving

Come on out and join us once again in the Rendezvous room for a fantastic night of poetry
Andy Karol will be our feature
Len Lundh will be our guest host
open mic sign up is at 7:30 pm
showtime is from 8-10 pm

Jaks tap
901 W Jackson
40 beers on Tap
great food

the show is free.
We do collect a donation for the feature
because that's how we roll

This night is going to kick some serious ass

Last Call for Pentathlon Registration

Last Call for Pentathlon Registration

This dynamic competition is a means of testing ALL a poet's skills.  Something that challenges them as both a writer and a performer as well as something that proves their ability with classic poetic forms and spontaneous inspiration.   Waiting 4 the Bus has developed a genius system for finding the exceptionally talented and creative.  The Poetry Pentathlon stands alone as a proper means for testing thepoet/performer.  This is not a Poetry Slam – this is the glorious throw down known as the Poetry Pentathlon, a judged poetry reading where contestants compete in 5 events with points awarded on both writing ability and performance style.  Warning: the only prizes awarded for the evening are pride and bragging rights; any trophies are gravy and should be considered as such.
details here http://www.waiting4thebus.com/pentathlon.html

the events
The Poetry Pentathlon is taking place on August 29, All contestants must be registered by July 21st in order to qualify for the event. You can register by filling out the form here http://www.waiting4thebus.com/pentathlon.html or by sending your name and email to weirdowatch1@gmail.com with the pentathlon in the subject


Poetry Pot Luck-
each contestant will present a poem of their own creation to the judges. This poem will be in a sealed envelope. This poem will be given to an opposing contestant to perform.the scoring for this round is different1-5 points will be awarded to the performer1-5 points will be awarded to the author

Reverse Sonnet-
The meter and line breaks are the same, the rhyming words are at the beginning of the line

letter poem-
any type letter (collection, love, dear john or jane, acceptance, rejection) written to a fictional character
On the spot prompt-

all contestants will be presented with a poetry prompt upon arriving at the Pentathlon Arena . A poem will be written based upon the prompt during the course of the evening and will be presented to the judges as the final event of the evening